Nice 0-1 Angers: The Eagles upset at home as Le SCO strike

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Nice fell to a home defeat at the hands of Angers SCO at Allianz Rivera. Both Nice and Angers arrived on the back of wins. Nice were keen to hang onto their position at the top of the table and extend their winning run after winning last match. Angers, meanwhile, were coming off the back of a 2-1 win against Montpellier. both teams are now on 8 points and sit in 13th and 14th places respectively after 8 matches.

Angers started the match strongly, when Nabil Bentaleb found the net just before half-time, saw out the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Nice included Hicham Boudaoui, Ross Barkley, Alexis Beka Beka, Youcef Atal and Billal Brahimi for Gaetan Laborde, Sofiane Diop, Kephren Thuram-Ulien, Jordan Lotomba and Nicolas Pepe, respectively. Angers brought on Lois Diony, Sada Thioub and Pierrick Capelle, to replace Abdallah Sima, Adrien Hunou and Azzedine Ounahi.

The referee booked Cedric Hountondji, Sofiane Boufal and Yahia Fofana for Angers. The referee also showed two red cards, for Nice to Jean-Clair Todibo and for Angers to Sofiane Boufal (2 yellow cards).

Nice will next play Paris Saint-Germain away, with Angers facing Olympique de Marseille at home.

Technical card:
Nice:Marcin Bulka, Jordan Lotomba (Youcef Atal, min.64), Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Melvin Bard, Nicolas Pepe (Billal Brahimi, min.79), Gaetan Laborde (Hicham Boudaoui, min.46), Mario Lemina, Kephren Thuram-Ulien (Alexis Beka Beka, min.64), Sofiane Diop (Ross Barkley, min.63) and Andy Delort
Angers SCO:Yahia Fofana, Yann Valery, Miha Blazic, Cedric Hountondji, Souleyman Doumbia, Azzedine Ounahi (Pierrick Capelle, min.88), Batista Mendy, Nabil Bentaleb, Sofiane Boufal, Adrien Hunou (Sada Thioub, min.77) and Abdallah Sima (Lois Diony, min.67)
Stadium:Allianz Rivera
Goals:Nabil Bentaleb (0-1, min. 43)